Martin Lawrence Galleries Presents Exclusive Works of Philippe Bertho
World Renowned Trompe L’oeil Master to be Shown
At Martin Lawrence Galleries in Soho, NY and San Francisco, CA.
Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), instantly recognized the unique brilliance of Philippe Bertho and began presenting his work a decade ago, exclusively at their nine galleries across the country. Today MLG proudly announced that the latest works from this acclaimed pop illusionist-which showcase his recent decision to explore the dreamlike deliriums and the vibrant pleasure of his own personal narrative, context and texture-will be exhibited at its Soho location at 457 W. Broadway and San Francisco 366 Geary St galleries. These works teem with a vibrancy that truly characterizes the pleasure Bertho finds in painting.
“For a long time, I naively believed that painting was a matter of technique. Then I read about Picasso, son of a drawing teacher, who spent his life learning to draw as a child: then and there my perspective on art was transformed forever. To represent a face in profile and from the front at the same time; it is simply great poetry.” –Philippe Bertho
Perhaps once in a generation, a voice comes along that is so fresh it defies definition, challenging the way we define expression. MLG, whose nine galleries across the country are home to the finest artists of the 20th and 21st century, invites you to experience Philippe Bertho’s personal and visual works, which illustrate, enlighten and-with gloriously subtle nuance-confound the eye.
“I think my paintings are paintings of ideas. There is an abstract painter who will throw on a canvas his emotional state, as they say. There is a realistic painter who will sketch a portrait of you in great strokes with a large brush, to express the violence inside of him or her. There are many kinds of painters: I am a painter of ideas who paints with delicacy and restraint.”-Philippe Bertho
Philippe Bertho, born in the Brittany of France, is a classically trained artist who began studying his craft in the early 1990’’s in Reims. He spent considerable time mastering decorative trompe l‘oeil (“to fool the eye”) painting, a technique which literally creates the illusion of a 3rd dimension on a flat surface. His style draws comparisons to the “Pop Surrealist Decades” which include Warhol and Dalí. But Bertho’s work fools much more than the eye.
He was discovered by the owners of Martin Lawrence Galleries when they happened on paintings that both caught their eye and took their breath away. Never before had they seen a painter of such magnificent vision and unique perspective. They immediately asked him to join their family of superb 21st century artists, and offer his work exclusively at their fine art galleries from New York to New Orleans, Maui to La Jolla.
In the years since, Bertho has navigated the space between paintings and drawings and graphics, inspired by urban art, advertising and comics.
Bertho’s newest works, proudly offered for acquisition at MLG’s Soho, NY and San Francisco locations, reflect his desire and recent decision to return to his vision of life as new ideas.
“The department store of my inspiration has grown a little. New aisles have appeared, and everything is up for grabs”.-Philippe Bertho
Discover the latest works by this acclaimed pop illusionist. New and original works on canvas and hand-signed prints will be available to view and acquire.
About Martin Lawrence Galleries
Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at martinlawrence.com, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit www.martinlawrence.com.
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For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.
Image Credit: Philippe Bertho, Gruetesque, acrylic on canvas, 47 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches